This is a rare gem of a historical Scottish romance. As with many of this genre, there is a forced marriage between feuding clans as well as good looking warriors but this one incorporates well kept secrets, a third clan causing trouble and betrayal within the clan. The complexity of the plot is a perfect background for the well written and well rounded characters.
Nothing is simple with Eveline who is much more than she appears to be and not at all what Graeme expects. Graeme puts clan and family first and thinks he is looking at a childless future. As they learn about each other, they both find a depth that they didn’t expect. Loyalties will be tested and trust will need to be earned for not only their marriage to survive but for their clans to exist! Their families will play a major role in their lives and those characters provide a great source for future books.
With the many historical romances out there to choose from, this one stands well above most of them. It’s unique characters and face paced plot will pull you into a time long ago and tug at your heart strings. I can’t wait to rejoin these awesome families in future books. Maya Banks has another best selling novel on her hands!
This sinfully sexy new romance from Maya Banks features a remarkable woman whose rare gift teaches a gruff Scottish warrior how to listen with his heart.
Eveline Armstrong is fiercely loved and protected by her powerful clan, but outsiders consider her “touched.” Beautiful, fey, with a level, intent gaze, she doesn’t speak. No one, not even her family, knows that she cannot hear. Content with her life of seclusion, Eveline has taught herself to read lips and allows the outside world to view her as daft. But when an arranged marriage into a rival clan makes Graeme Montgomery her husband, Eveline accepts her duty—unprepared for the delights to come. Graeme is a rugged warrior with a voice so deep and powerful that his new bride can hear it, and hands and kisses so tender and skilled that he stirs her deepest passions.
Graeme is intrigued by the mysterious Eveline, whose silent lips are ripe with temptation and whose bright, intelligent eyes can see into his soul. As intimacy deepens, he learns her secret. But when clan rivalries and dark deeds threaten the wife he has only begun to cherish, the Scottish warrior will move heaven and earth to save the woman who has awakened his heart to the beautiful song of a rare and magical love.